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With no Republican opposition in the November election, Onzlee Ware is set to become the first African American elected to the House of Delegates from western Virginia.
And it was support in Roanoke's African American neighborhoods that made the difference in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
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Onzlee Ware took 57 percent of the vote.
Brian Shepard came in about 450 votes short.
Joe Dashiell spoke with both candidates after the votes were counted.
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[IN Q=Onzlee Ware arrived to hugs]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :15]
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :43]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
((Onzlee Ware arrived to hugs and handshakes at the hall where his supporters were gathering.
He thanked volunteers and campaign staffers, and the voters in Roanoke's African American neighborhoods who put him over the top.
[IN Q=Brian ran a tough]
((BRIAN RAN A TOUGH CAMPAIGN IN ALL THE OTHER DISTRICTS AND THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. HAD I NOT SPENT A LOT OF TIME CULTIVATING AND WORKING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND THE NUMBERS WEREN'T AS THEY WERE, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE THE WINNER HERE TODAY.))
[OUT Q=be the winner here today.]
Just under 3400 Democrats made to the polls during primary.
Shepard said he was proud of the campaign he ran, but acknowledged that Ware did a better job of mobilizing his supporters.
[IN Q=We had a lot of support]
((WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT IN A LOT OF PARTS OF THE DISTRICT. I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THOSE FOLKS DID FOR ME. I WISH IT HAD COME OUT A COUPLE OF HUNDRED VOTES DIFFERENT, BUT I CALLED ONZLEE AND CONGRATULATED HIM. HE'S GOING TO BE MY DELEGATE NOW, AND I HOPE HE DOES A GREAT JOB.))
[OUT Q=I hope he does a great job.]
Meanwhile Ware says he will head to Richmond with a simple promise, to do his best, talk straight and say what he means.
[IN Q=I want to be]
((I WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND TO DO SO I HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO STAND UP AND RAISE ISSUES THAT AFFECT MY CONSTITUENTS.))
[OUT Q=that affect my constituents.]
And Ware says he looks forward to representing all of his constituents in the 11th House District.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[11Halifax-Races]
A newcomer has a chance to become Commonwealth's Attorney in Halifax County.
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Challenger Kim Slayton White trounced incumbent John Greenbacker Junior to win the Republican party's nomination.
White captured 19 of the county's 21 precincts.
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The county's incumbent Sheriff Jeffrey Oakes survived a strong challenge from Keith Tribble, winning the Republican nomination by four percentage points.
A memorial service will be held this weekend for the Pulaski soldier who was killed in Iraq.
23-year old Michael Dooley was shot and killed Sunday night when gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint near the Syrian border.
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Dooley had been serving in the Third Armed Calvary Regiment out of Fort Carson, Colorado and was deployed to Iraq in March.
His father, Russell Dooley, says his son wanted nothing more than to proudly serve his country.
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[IN Q=he said]
((RICHARD DOOLEY/MICHAEL'S FATHER: HE SAID HE WOULD BE PROUD TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY. IF HE GOT KILLED, HE WOULD THINK HE WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICA. HE WAS VERY PROUD TO DO WHAT HE WAS DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Russell Dooley/Michael's Father;]
[OUT Q=what he was doing]
Michael Dooley and his wife Christine had been married for only a year before his deployment.
The couple was expecting their first child, a boy, in October.
Michael Dooley's funeral will be held in his wife's hometown in Pennsylvania, but a local memorial service will be held this Saturday.
It's open to the public and anyone wishing to attend or express condolences should contact the Updike funeral home in Montvale.
An Iraqi exile leader says Saddam Hussein is alive and well and living in the country he once ruled.
The leader of the Iraqi national congress says Saddam has been spotted in several locations around Iraq, and is paying top dollar for the killings of American troops.
Yesterday, another U-S soldier was killed in an ambush attack.
In recent weeks, dozens of American troops have been killed.
Meanwhile, the U-S Senate plans to look into the intelligence that was used to justify the war with Iraq.
Less than a week after Israeli and Palestinian leaders promised to follow the U-S road map to peace, they're taking a detour.
Israeli missiles have killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
They missed the intended target, Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi.
Now his militant group is vowing revenge.
Israel, meanwhile, says it was trying to stop those who would oppose the peace plan-- and says it kept its part of the deal by dismantling some Jewish outposts.
But President Bush worries that won't be enough to stop retaliation.
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[IN Q=I'm concerned that]
((I'M CONCERNED THAT THE ATTACKS WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP TO FIGHT OFF TERRORIST ATTACKS. I ALSO DON'T BELIEVE THE ATTACKS HELP ISRAELI SECURITY.))
[OUT Q=help Israeli security.]
The White House adds that Israel has the right to defend itself, but NOT to hunt people down.
A battle with a bee turned out to be much more than a resident of a Salem apartment complex bargained for.
Firefighters were called to the Chateau Riviera apartments on Braeburn Drive about 8-15 last night.
Officials say a resident tried to burn a bee using an aerosol can and a lighter.
The flames were sucked into the building ventilation system and burned part of the roof.
No one was injured.
It looks like individual investors are getting back to business.
And, you'll soon be able to rent D-V-D's from Wal-mart.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=in New York.]
THE SMALL INVESTOR IS BACK.A NUMBER OF ONLINE TRADING COMPANIES REPORT
RECORD TRADING VOLUME OVER THE PAST WEEK.. A SIGN THAT INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS
ARE FEELING MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT RE-ENTERING THE STOCK MARKET.
THE SMALL INVESTOR HELPED FUEL THE LATEST MARKET RALLY
THE DOW CLIMBED 74 POINTS
WHILE THE NASDAQ CLIMBED 24
LATER TODAY, THE FEDERAL RESERVE RELEASES ITS SO CALLED BEIGE BOOK - IT'S
OVERVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. INVESTORS WILL BE LISTENING FOR CLUES
ABOUT WHAT THE FED HOPES TO DO WITH INTEREST RATES AT ITS MEETING LATER THIS
KEEP YOUR EYE ON OIL STOCKS.. MEMBERS OF OPEC ARE MEETING IN DOHA QATAR WITH
A MURKY VIEW OF IRAQ'S OIL EXPORTS ADDED TO THE USUAL SUPPLY DEMAND AND
PRICE CONCERNS.If OPEC CUTS OIL PRODUCTION QUOTAS, THE CARTEL WILL BE SAYING
IT EXPECTS IRAQ TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION
The cartel will also have to decide how to handle U.S. demand as the summer
driving season kicks in.
ABOUT A MONTH AFTER EMERGING FROM BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION KMART SHARES BEGAN
TRADING ON THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET UNDER THE NEW SYMBOL K-M-R-T. THE STOCK
RALLIED ABOUT 13 PERCENT IN ITS DEBUT. KMART'S CEO CALLS THE NEW STOCK
LISTING ANOTHER IMPORANT MILESTONE IN KMART'S RECOVERY.
Wal-Mart is unveiling a new D-V-D
rental program that allows users to rent an unlimited number of
movies a month for a fee. The service is similar to one provided by Netflix.
Users order online and use a prepaid envelope to ship the D-V-D
back to Wal-Mart.
TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM
I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))
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One person calls it one of the most brutal events in the civil rights movement.
Forty years have passed since Danville Police turned hoses and batons on civil rights demonstrators.
47 people were injured in what is often referred to as Bloody Monday.
Justin McLeod has more from a ceremony last night to mark the occasion.
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[IN Q=Nat Sound of Speaker at 2:06:14]
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Thurman Echols/Civil Rights Demonstrator; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Sherman Saunders/Civil Rights Demonstrator; :28]
[SUPER=01-Philip Broadfoot/Danville Police Chief; :39]
[SUPER=01-Frederick Stroud/Civil Rights Demonstrator; 1:04]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, danville]
((((NAT SOUND OF SPEAKER SAYING "I WAS THE FIRST ONES THAT WAS ARRESTED RIGHT ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS AT 2:06:14 BUT SHOW THE PICTURE AT 2:11:51))
It is an event that clearly stirs up a lot of emotion forty years later.
[IN Q=The fire hoses]
((REV. THURMAN ECHOLS/DEMONSTRATOR: THE FIRE HOSES WERE PULLED OUT AND MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE WASHED DOWN IN THE ALLEY ON THE STREETS.))
[OUT Q=on the streets]
What followed were days of protests, boycotts, sit-ins, and marches.
Many of the demonstrators were beaten and arrested.
[IN Q=Everyone knew of the risks]
((SHERMAN SAUNDERS/DEMONSTRATOR: EVERYONE KNEW OF THE RISKS INVOLVED IN BRINGING OUT ABOUT CHANGE BUT NO ONE EXPECTED THAT TO OCCUR THAT NIGHT.))
[OUT Q=occur that night]
Forty years later, there is still a dispute whether the cops did anything wrong.
[IN Q=I think it is]
((CHIEF PHILIP BROADFOOT: I THINK IT IS CLEAR THAT THE TACTICS USED AT THAT TIME WERE THE ONES GENERALLY APPROVED FOR POLICE AND USED VERY OFTEN BY POLICE.))
[OUT Q=often by police]
Even so, Danville's police chief points out those tactics would be unacceptable today.
He along with those who attended this ceremony believe it is important not to just focus on what happened then but rather what happens next.
[IN Q=It can get better]
((FREDERICK STROUD/DEMONSTRATOR: IT CAN GET BETTER WITH THE RIGHT MINDS AND ATTITUDES, IT CAN GET BETTER.))
[OUT Q=it can get better]
Some say it already has.
The new Main Street bridge will be named after Martin Luther King Jr.
But many believe there is room to improve, especially when it comes to relations between the police department and the black community.
[IN Q=It's a process of]
((PHILIP BROADFOOT/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT'S A PROCESS OF LEARNING, IT'S A PROCESS OF TRAINING, IT'S A PROCESS OF EDUCATION.))
[OUT Q=of education]
((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
As Danville remembers a painful chapter of its past, residents and city leaders say they must write future chapters together.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
Testimony is underway in the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing a Lynchburg couple last year.
Authorities say 22-year-old Leon Jermain Winston was one of two men who burst into this home at 410 Sussex Street in April of 2002.
Winston and his accomplice allegedly shot and killed Rhonda and Anthony Robinson. Rhonda Robinson was murdered in front of her two young daughters.
Prosecutors say D-N-A evidence links Winston to one of the murder weapons and a witness claims Winston bragged to him about committing the crime.
The defense argues a third suspect is responsible for the murders.
The trial is expected to last at least a week.
Life's apparently getting better for America's children.
The annual ``Kids Count'' report comes out today.
It traces a pattern of improvement in a number of categories in the 19-90's from the high school drop- out rate to the number of infancy deaths.
Officials say the overall child death rate fell by nearly a third.
The child poverty rate also declined.
The Kids Count survey also ranks each of the 50 states for kid issues, with Minnesota at the top and Mississippi at
The first of two NASA rovers is rocketing toward Mars.
After twice postponing the launch of the rover known as "Spirit" because of bad weather, NASA launched it yesterday, looking for signs of water and life on the Red Planet.
A second rover, named "Opportunity," is scheduled to launch later this month.
Both vehicles are expected to arrive on Mars in January.
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In business news, Stocks closed above nine thousand yesterday.
And, K-Mart's stock gets a boost on the Nasdaq.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
((STOCKS ROSE TO A HIGH CLOSE ON TUESDAY PUSHING THE DOW BACK ABOVE THE NINE-THOUSAND LEVEL.
THE DOW WAS UP 74 POINTS ON THE DAY.
AND THE NASDAQ WAS UP 23.
K-MART SPENT ITS FIRST DAY ON THE NASDAQ.
THE RETAILER'S STOCK JUMPED 15-PERCENT AFTER THE OPENING BELL.
THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE SUSPENDED K-MART'S TRADING AFTER IT FELL BELOW ITS MINIMUM AVERAGE SHARE PRICE FOR 30 DAYS IN DECEMBER 2002.
JET BLUE IS EXPANDING ITS FLEET.
THE DISCOUNT AIRLINE PAID THREE-BILLION DOLLARS TO BRAZIL'S EMBRAER (EM-BRAIR) S-A FOR 100 E-M-B 190 JETS.
THE MOVE RATTLED INVESTORS WHO WERE CONCERNED
THE PURCHASE WOULD NEGATIVELY IMPACT JET BLUE'S LOW COST STRUCTURE.
A COMPANY EXECUTIVE SAYS THE PLANES WILL ALLOW JET BLUE TO EXPAND ITS ROUTES.
LOCKHEED MARTIN HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST BOEING.
LOCKHEED SAYS BOEING AND THREE OF ITS EMPLOYEES USED LOCKHEED DATA TO MAKE A BID FOR A TWO-BILLION-DOLLAR AIR FORCE CONTRACT.
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE AIR FORCE ARE INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGATIONS.
BOEING RECEIVED A BOOST IN EARLY TRADING ON TUESDAY....WHEN BANC OF AMERICA SECURITIES UPGRADED THE STOCK TO "BUY" FROM "NEUTRAL."
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
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